On this week’s edition of The Gralien Report, stories trending in the news of science and the unusual include a new report on a 2016 discovery, involving a two-headed fawn found in a Minnesota forest. Elsewhere, a mysterious, and seemingly hairy mass of rotting tissue known as a “Globster” has washed ashore in the Philippines, leaving terrified locals begging for prayers. However, in an effort to put aside some of the worries, Micah compares this incident to another well-documented “Globster” case where a similar looking creature washed ashore in South Africa… and was subsequently identified.
Turning our attention to the skies, we are joined by researcher Christopher O’Brien, who is involved in putting together an innovative project that will aim to gather scientific data on such things as different varieties of unexplained aerial phenomenon. O’Brien explains, “As with Hessdalen and UFOTOG, the San Luis Valley Camera Project (SLVCP)—when fully operational—will have the capability to acquire varied scientific evidence demonstrating the existence and performance capabilities of anomalous aerial objects/craft. After factoring out mundane, prosaic phenomena, this data should compel the scientific community to finally acknowledge the reality of the UFO phenomenon and capitalize on the data.”
Then shifting gears again for the final stretch of the podcast, we spend time looking at Carl Jung, and the interesting history of the conceptual development of ideas such as archetypes, the collective unconscious, and many other great contributions Jung made to psychology and psychoanalysis. However, Jung also had a long history of fascination with the occult, and we also look at how such interests, particularly influenced by early childhood experiences Jung wrote of in his memoirs, and his development of ideas like synchronicity and alchemy influenced his broader work.